What is another word for shallowness?

Pronunciation: [ʃˈalə͡ʊnəs] (IPA)

Shallowness refers to the lack of depth or substance in something. Some synonyms for shallowness include superficiality, insubstantiality, and thinness. Superficiality suggests a focus on appearances rather than content or character. Insubstantiality implies a lack of weight or significance. Thinness may refer to a lack of physical or metaphorical substance, such as a thin argument or a thin veneer of civility. Other synonyms for shallowness include hollowness, emptiness, and lack of dimension. These words all indicate a deficiency in the depth or quality of something, whether it be a relationship, an idea, or a work of art.

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What are the opposite words for shallowness?

Shallowness denotes the lack of depth or profundity in a person's character or behavior. The opposite of shallowness is profundity, which indicates deep understanding, intellect, or insight. Probing is another antonym of shallowness, signifying a thorough inquiry, examination, or analysis of a subject. Sagacity is another antonym of shallowness, denoting an astute and wise judgment or decision-making ability. In contrast to superficiality, which implies a lack of seriousness, gravity is an antonym of shallowness, indicating the weight or seriousness of a matter. Finally, comprehensive is an antonym of shallowness, implying a comprehensive, all-encompassing understanding of a subject or issue.

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Usage examples for Shallowness

Indeed it is not the subject the poet chooses that one objects to, but to the absence of ideas, or the shallowness or triviality of the idea.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
The Princess has a special liking for artists; they are, she maintains, so much fresher, so much quicker and pleasanter as companions, than her equals in rank, of whose wearisome shallowness she has many a story to tell.
"Erlach Court"
Ossip Schubin
She felt eventually his shallowness and narrowness.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly"
Hamlin Garland

Famous quotes with Shallowness

  • Gladness, in some instances, springs from a natural buoyancy of temperament, and is quite consistent with shallowness and superficiality of character. In other cases it is coincident with the swift flow of the currents of the blood, and ceases when the stream flows more slowly and begins to stagnate. Or it is due to gifts which an exceptional good fortune showers into the laps of favoured mortals. Gladness of this sort comes with happiness and departs with it. But the purified gladness of which I speak is not dependent on these accidents. It is the mark of the ripest wisdom, and is based on the conviction, gained through experience, that life is worth living, that the victory is assured, and that the ends we pursue are of such excellence as to be incapable of ultimate defeat.
    Felix Adler
  • The modern Christian does not retire into a cell to pray, but goes about doing good. He thus avoids the risk of narrowness, which attends the man who desires only to do the " nearest duty." But there is a danger here also,— that of shallowness. The man who is always giving, never receiving; always helping others, and never feeding his own soul, is in danger of becoming empty.
    James Freeman Clarke
  • He was out of tune with what a younger generation of poets were writing, and railed against the shallowness and commercialisation of the modern world, from his fastness: a farmhouse surrounded by orchards in Middleton, Suffolk.
    Michael Hamburger
  • Without really wanting to at all, they pay calls and carry on conversations, sit out their hours at desks and on office chairs; and it is all compulsory, mechanical and against the grain, and it could all be done or left undone just as well by machines; and indeed the never ending machinery that prevents their being, like me, the critics of their own lives and recognizing the stupidity and shallowness, the hopeless tragedy and waste of the lives they lead, and the awful ambiguity grinning over it all. And they are right, right a thousand times to live as they do, playing their games and pursuing their business, instead of resisting the dreary machine and staring into the void as I do, who have left the track.
    Hermann Hesse
  • The supreme vice is shallowness
    Oscar Wilde

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